Amnesty International is one of those Organizations that every country needs, However it is not in every country "Countries that are not under United Nations". Amnesty International is an organization of the UN, has achieved and paved ways for in fact many of the free human rights and freedoms we enjoy in our everyday life.
Let's Talk About Amnesty International Achievements
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT It is responsible for the International Criminal Court which in 1998 was adopted by the United Nations. Amnesty International campaigned for the ICC.
To date most countries still have the death penalty for some petty crimes, Amnesty International campaigned to put an end to the "death penalty" which most countries passed the law to end it. And by the year 2007, 133 countries and territories have abolished the death penalty law and its practice, This campaign is still going on as countries like Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen have carried out death penalty last year in 2019, Some of which were not made known.Seven Countries Who Carried Out Death Penalty in 2019. - Amnesty International There were 707 recorded death sentences in 2019 by these seven countries.
HUMAN RIGHTS You can not mention Amnesty International and human rights will be the next phrase, it is what the organization believes in - All humans deserve human rights and freedoms. The Organization received more than 13 Million Signatures for the support of the Universal Human Rights Declaration.
CASES INTERVENED AND COVERED Although, not all Amnesty International cases are being solved but however relieved or eased, in 2001, the organization completely covered more than 47,000 cases all over the world and only 2000 cases were still opened.
HUMAN RIGHTS ACCESS Everybody has access to the organization, people whose human rights are being violated or infringed, locked up because of their political differences and beliefs, people that are being tortured or deprived of their rights to survival all need Amnesty International and that is where they come in.
SOCIAL MEDIA BILL Recently, some governments have started passing a new law "social media bill", which focuses on cautioning citizens about the spread of fake news and unverified information on social media, however, some countries have politicized this law which is where Amnesty International comes in, in 2019, it wrote an open letter to National House of Assembly in Nigeria which was reading the social media bill and pushing for it to be passed despite protests by citizens, the bill has been delayed since 2019 and have not been read for a while now, Social media bill in some countries can be used against opposition parties or citizens who share a different belief and view about a political party.
RELEASED PRISONER Amnesty International has not intervened and stopped the death penalty for thousands of people but has in fact helped released millions of people from detentions, and maximum prisons with denial to judicial access.
WHY WAS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STARTED?
The simplest explanation is because till 1961 when Amnesty International started there were many organizations but not none had the focus of promoting and defending human rights.
QUESTION: IS THERE ANY OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION?
A decade after the Amnesty International was founded, Human Rights Watch emerged in 1978 as an another organization that will be focusing solely on human rights, unlike the AI that is a bit ample on human rights, HRW watches human rights in 98 countries and conducts and provide research and advocacy on human rights, It is headquartered in New York.
So what are the major differences between Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch?
The Organizations does relevant work in documentation of human rights violations, advocate for freedoms and do a lot of important research into human rights issues around the world, However, HRW only covers 98 countries for now. Another major difference between them is that Amnesty International is a membership-based organization and movement where Membership-based activism is encouraged, coordinated, and carried out by the organization, and Amnesty International has offices in 80 countries around the world, while human rights watch is reported to be in 90 countries.